Nearly two-thirds of Californians believe Sen. Dianne Feinstein is no longer fit to serve in office due to her health condition, a new poll found.
The respondents, which ranged across the ideological spectrum, cited the 89-year-old Feinstein’s latest illness as the reason she should resign, according to the UC Berkeley Institute of Governmental Studies poll, co-sponsored by The Los Angeles Times. Twenty percent of respondents disagreed.
Though she has since returned to the hill, 52 percent of surveyed Democratic voters in California believe she should resign, according to the poll. If that happens, Gov. Gavin Newsom would be able to appoint a replacement to serve out the term.
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Some outlets are falsely reporting that Gov. Gavin Newsom in considering Oprah Winfrey to replace Feinstein. But hers is simply among a list of names floated by others.
Majority of Californians believe Feinstein isn’t fit to serve, poll finds https://t.co/KfjRZPDcwU
— POLITICO (@politico) May 25, 2023
Gavin Newsom considering Oprah Winfrey to replace Dianne Feinstein in Senate: report https://t.co/AD11f9uaYB pic.twitter.com/MwVkGUHzyx
— New York Post (@nypost) May 24, 2023